Targeting protein-making machinery to stop harmful bacteria

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 03:00 in Biology & Nature

In an effort to kill harmful bacteria -- including so-called super-bugs -- many scientists have been focusing on the ribosomes, which manufacture a cell's proteins. But a biologist now is trying to stop those ribosomes from forming in the first place, and has, for the first time, isolated the middle steps in the process that forms the ribosomes.

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